Category Archives: self publishing

Self-Publishing Sunday – Birthday Edition

Happy Sunday to you. It happens to be my birthday today, which is why it’s called the birthday edition. I hope everyone is having a great week. In terms of my own publishing, I had a great day yesterday, and … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo, Publishing and Gratitude

It’s November,  and for a lot of  writers, that means NaNoWriMo, also known as National Novel Writing Month. During NaNoWriMo, writers are encouraged to write a 50,000 word novel during the 30 days of November. I’ve never been a fan … Continue reading

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Self-Publishing Sunday: Reviews

When you publish books, reviews happen (hopefully, but that’s a topic for another day). When reviews come in, they can be positive, negative, or somewhere in the middle. So, how should an author handle reviews when they come in?   … Continue reading

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Unconventional Thinking

A few years ago, when Angry Birds were super popular, my children decided to craft a slingshot and pig hovel to shoot down. (For those unfamiliar with Angry Birds, you use a slingshot to shoot angry birds at things constructed … Continue reading

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Self-Publishing Sunday: You Gotta Do You

One of the things I do here on Sundays is offer advice and tips on self-publishing. But the truth of the matter is, no matter what I say, you’ve got to live with what you do. Therefore, you’ve got to … Continue reading

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Self-Publishing Sunday: Pre-Orders

Today I thought I’d talk a bit about pre-orders. Just so we’re on the same page, pre-orders are when you set up your book ahead of time so fans can order it before it’s published. This was a pretty big … Continue reading

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Exposed is out Today

Happy Tuesday to you. Just a quick word to let you know that Exposed, the second book in my Virus series, released today. This book continues the saga of Elaan, Lijah and Josh. It’s a fun book and I hope … Continue reading

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Self-Publishing Sunday: Baby Got Back Matter!

Since I’ve got a new book coming out tomorrow, I thought today’s post would tackle one of the least fun parts of self-publishing: updating back matter. Back matter is exactly what it sounds like — all the matter at the … Continue reading

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Is It Better to Meet Expectations or Keep It Real?

I recently participated in career day at my children’s school. The parents who were speaking all arrived at school around 9 am and got treated to coffee and bagels for a bit before we had to be in the classes … Continue reading

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Me on TV? Egads, but yes.

Happy Saturday to you.  I thought I’d write a quick post to mention my appearance on the television show On the Books. It’s a local program in the DC Metropolitan area. It’s taped in Bowie, MD, and hosted by the … Continue reading

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